NFL 2021 This was the second step of the coach for the black and silver before leaving the position
When Jon Gruden returned to the Raiders in 2018, greeted him with revelry at a press conference, and owner Mark Davis called him “a dream come true” and the “Most important day of his life.”
There was less hype and saucer in the sudden exit of the coach, with a brief statement from Davis. “I have accepted Jon Gruden’s resignation as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders,” he said.
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Although Gruden’s departure was due to the emails he sent years before he returned to the Raiders and that the newspapers Wall street journal and the New York Times revealed were loaded with racist, homophobic and misgivings, his management on the field never reached the levels Davis expected when he finally managed to convince the coach he longed for after years of conversations.
The Raiders were 22-31 in just over three seasons with Gruden. They rank 22nd in winning percentage, last in points allowed and 24th in scoring. Personnel changes were a constant in his cycle.
The uncovering of emails also embarrassed an organization that prides itself on its history of inclusion, like refusing to play an exhibition match in the segregated southern United States in the 1960s; hire Tom Flores, the assistant coach of Mexican descent; and Art Shell, the first African-American coach in modern NFL history.
This was not what Davis was looking for when he went for Gruden after he took control of the Raiders following the death of his father Al Davis in 2011. Mark Davis traveled to Tampa, Florida several times to meet with Gruden, seeking his opinion on the Raiders and probing his interest in quitting his job as a commentator and returning to the bench.
I finally got a response in 2017. This led to Davis firing Jack Del Rio, who in 2016 led the Raiders to his first postseason in 18 years, and the only positive mark for a Raiders coach since Gruden left Tampa Bay after the 2001 campaign and having turned the Raiders into contenders.
Gruden was traded to Tampa Bay in exchange for various draft picks and money, proceeding to beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl in his first season, 2002.
But he didn’t win another postseason game in 10 seasons as a strategist, and without being able to transform the Raiders into a true contender for the title in its second cycle.
Armored with a 10-year contract and full control for transfers, Gruden decided to purge the roster rather than reinforce it, just a year after the Raiders ended a 12-win campaign.
prefer to trade in the team’s best player, linebacker Khalil Mack, by first-round draft picks, prior to the start of his first season. And in the middle of it, another first-round pick came off catcher Amari Cooper. The Raiders finished 4-12.
Gruden missed his three first-round draft picks. The team closed 7-9 when saying goodbye to Oakland.There was some improvement in the first campaign in Las Vegas, with quarterback Derek Carr much better in his third year under Gruden. But the team was weak on defense and ended 8-8 to be out of the playoffs.
During the last break, Gruden trade three players from the offensive line in order to reinforce the defense with new coordinator Gus Bradley.
The team got off to a promising 3-0 start, but the weak performance of the protective formation of the offensive propitiatedYou are defeated by double digits in the last two games led by Gruden,
Now come the questions whether the interim coach Rich Bisaccia You can set the course for the team. If he succeeds, it could mean that Gruden’s stint with the Raiders was for naught.